It was exactly a month ago when we first told you about Creepers aka Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 2, and over this past weekend one of its segments, “Gave Up the Ghost,” was filmed. Here’s some concept art along with the first details on it.
From the Press Release:
Authors Gregory Lamberson (Carnage Road, The Jake Helman Files) and Jeff Strand (Pressure, I Have a Bad Feeling About This) are collaborating on a film adaptation of Strand’s story “Gave Up the Ghost” for the upcoming horror anthology Creepers, executive produced by Mike T. Lyddon of Reel Progress.
Lamberson is producing and directing the short, which Strand adapted himself. Other Creepers entries are based on stories by Joe Lansdale, Edgar Allan Poe, and Lafcadio Hearn. None of the stories have been adapted for film before. “Gave Up the Ghost” was filmed in Buffalo, New York.
“When Mike contacted me about directing a segment of Creepers, I was excited the anthology was being built around literary stories,” says Lamberson. “So many horror anthology films fail because they neglect the writing. I’ve wanted to work with Jeff for a long time and asked him what he had that would make a good short film. His first recommendation is the one we’re shooting. He’s known primarily as a comedic horror writer even though he writes all types of horror, and we’re making a comedy.”
“Gave Up the Ghost” is about a desperate novelist (newcomer Drew Bialy) who loses his latest masterpiece when his computer dies. A computer repairman (John Renna, from Lamberson’s Slime City Massacre) offers a novel solution to the writer’s plight: summoning the ghost of the computer. Paul McGinnis, screenwriter of Lamberson’s next feature, Killer Rack, plays the ghost. Additional cast members include Sam Qualiana (The Legend of Six Fingers), Jessica Zwolak (Dry Bones), and Alexander Sloan McBryde (Black Guy on a Rampage). Special make-up and digital effects will be provided by Arick Szymecki.
“As a horror movie fanatic in the 80’s, Slime City was one of my favorites of the splatter classics that I rented, illegally duplicated onto my own VHS tape, and watched repeatedly,” says author Strand. “To know that Gregory Lamberson would one day be making a film based on my work would make my teenaged self have a heart attack and die a tragic death.”
“Gave Up the Ghost” will screen at film festivals before being incorporated into Creepers for a DVD release.
For more information visit the official Creepers website.
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